My name is Zoie Jones, I am a first-year Early Childhood Education major from Philadelphia, PA.


I believe that I am a very open-minded person. I am always trying to experience new things and push myself outside of my comfort zone. I plan on applying this mindset while being a student in this class. I hope to learn more about the history and origin of African American music.


I have some experience working with music. I have played the viola and piano in the past. My mother also has been playing the piano since a young girl. Music is definitely something that has played a big role in my life.



Funk Music

Origin of Funk Music Funk music originated in the mid-1960s through the danceable combination of soul music, R&B, and jazz. Characteristics of Funk Music Strong

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Beauty and the Blues

Origin The Blues is a music genre that originated in the Deep South amongst African-Americans. The genre emerged during the 19th century. Many elements unique

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Jubilee Quartets

Origin of Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets originated within the African American university singing movement. A quartet is defined (within African American music) as a vocal

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Disco, House, Techno Music

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Soul Post

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